Introduction of the world-famous company of brake pads and the number code law

FERODO was founded in England in 1897 and manufactured the world’s first brake pad in 1897. 1995, the world’s original installed market share of nearly 50%, the production of the world’s first. FERODO-FERODO is the initiator and chairman of the world friction material standard association FMSI. FERODO-FERODO is now a brand of FEDERAL-MOGUL, USA. FERODO has more than 20 plants in more than 20 countries worldwide, either independently or in joint ventures or under patent license.

TRW Automotive, headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, is a leading global supplier of automotive safety systems with more than 63,000 employees in more than 25 countries and sales of $12.6 billion in 2005. SkyTeam manufactures high-tech active and passive safety products and systems for braking, steering, suspension, and occupant safety and provides aftermarket operations.

MK Kashiyama Corp. is a leading manufacturer of automotive brake parts in Japan. the MK brand enjoys the highest market share in the Japanese domestic repair market and its highly reliable brake parts are supplied and well received in the Japanese and global markets.

In 1948, the automotive aftermarket friction material manufacturers established an industry association called the World Friction Material Standards Association. A standardized coding system was established for the automotive aftermarket. Products covered by this system included automotive brake system parts and clutch facings. In North America, the FMSI coding standard is used for all vehicles used on the road.

The WVA numbering system was established by the German Friction Materials Industry Association, located in Cologne, Germany. This association is located in Cologne, Germany, and is a member of the FEMFM – Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials.

ATE was founded in 1906 and later merged with Continental AG in Germany. ATE products cover the entire braking system, including: brake master pumps, brake sub pumps, brake discs, brake pads, brake hoses, booster, brake calipers, brake fluids, wheel speed sensors, ABS and ESP systems.

Established for more than thirty years, Spanish Wearmaster is a leading manufacturer of brake parts for automobiles today. In 1997, the company was acquired by LUCAS, and in 1999 it became part of the TRW Group chassis system as a result of the acquisition of the entire LUCAS company by the TRW Group. In China, in 2008, Wear Resistant became the exclusive supplier of disc brake pads to China National Heavy Duty Truck.

TEXTAR is one of TMD’s brands. Founded in 1913, TMD Friction Group is one of the largest OE suppliers in Europe. The TEXTAR brake pads produced are tested in full accordance with the norms and standards of the automotive and brake pad industry, with more than 20 kinds of braking performance related to driving included in the test, and more than 50 kinds of test items only.

Founded in 1948 in Essen, Germany, PAGID is one of the best and oldest manufacturers of friction materials in Europe. 1981, PAGID became a member of the Rütgers Automotive group along with Cosid, Frendo and Cobreq. Today, this group is part of TMD (Textar, Mintex, Don).

JURID, like Bendix, is a brand of Honeywell Friction Materials GmbH. JURID brake pads are produced in Germany, mainly for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and Audi.

Bendix, or “Bendix”. The most prestigious brake pad brand of Honeywell. With over 1,800 employees worldwide, the company is headquartered in Ohio, USA, with its main manufacturing facility in Australia. Bendix has a full line of products that are used in a wide range of brakes for aviation, commercial and passenger vehicles. Bendix offers different products for different driving habits or models.   Bendix brake pads are OEM certified by major OEMs.

FBK brake pads were originally born in Japan and produced by the former overseas joint venture (Malaysia) factory of MK KASHIYAMA CORP. and are now under the LEK Group of Malaysia. With over 1,500 product models, each of the disc brake pads, drum brake pads, truck brake pads, drum tellurium pads and steel backs can be widely used in the world’s famous vehicles, and all products are designed to meet the requirements of original parts.

Delphi (DELPHI) is a leading global supplier of automotive and automotive electronic components and systems technology. Its product portfolio includes power, propulsion, heat exchange, interior, electrical, electronic and safety systems, which cover almost all major areas of the modern automotive components industry, providing customers with comprehensive product and system solutions. DELPHI is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, with regional headquarters in Paris, France, Tokyo, Japan, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. DELPHI now employs approximately 184,000 people worldwide.

As a leading friction brand for nearly 100 years, Mintex has become a synonym for the quality of brake products. Today, Mintex is part of the TMD Friction Friction Group. Mintex’s product range includes 1,500 brake pads, more than 300 brake shoes, more than 1,000 brake discs, 100 brake hubs, and other brake systems and fluids.

ACDelco, the world’s largest automotive parts supplier and a subsidiary of General Motors, has been in business for more than 80 years, providing customers with superior performance brake pads and brake shoes, as well as brake discs and drums. ACDelco brake pads and shoes with low-metal, asbestos-free formulas are specially powder-coated, and ACDelco brake discs and drums with high quality gray cast iron have good wear resistance and high vibration dissipation, and are balanced and calibrated with fine brake surfaces…

The brake (SB), as the first Korean automotive brake market share, Hyundai, Kia, GM, Daewoo, Renault, Samsung and many other automotive companies supporting. Along with the globalization of the Korean automobile industry, we have not only established joint venture plants and local factories in China and exported disc brake manufacturing technology in India, but have also laid the foundation for global management with our diverse export lines in the worldwide market.

Bosch (BOSCH) Group is a famous multinational company, one of the top 500 companies in the world, founded by Mr. Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886. After 120 years of development, the Bosch Group has become the world’s most professional automotive technology research and development organization and the largest manufacturer of automotive components. The Group’s product range includes: automotive technology development, automotive equipment, automotive components, communication systems, radio and traffic systems, security systems, power tools, household appliances, kitchen appliances, packaging and automation, thermal technology, etc.

(HONEYWELL) is the world’s leading manufacturer of friction materials, its two brands of Bendix brake pads and JURID brake pads, in the industry’s reputation. The world’s leading automobile manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, have chosen Honeywell brake pads as their original equipment. The current domestic OEM supporting customers include Honda, Hishiki, Mitsubishi, Citroen, Iveco, DaimlerChrysler and Nissan.

ICER, a Spanish company, was established in 1961. A world leader in the research and manufacture of friction materials, the ICER Group has always focused on providing its customers with the widest range of the highest quality products, and the best service, and constantly improving its products.

Valeo is the second largest manufacturer of automotive parts in Europe. Valeo is an industrial group specialized in the design, development, production and marketing of automotive components, systems and modules. The company is a world-leading supplier of automotive components for all the world’s major automotive plants, both in the original equipment business and in the aftermarket. Valeo has always invested in the research, development and testing of new friction materials to meet the market’s requirements for vehicle performance, reliability, comfort and, above all, safety.

A.B.S. is the most famous brake pad brand in the Netherlands. For three decades, it has been known in the Netherlands as the specialist in the field of brake pads. Currently, this status has spread far beyond the country’s borders.   The ISO 9001 certification mark of ABS means that the quality of its products is sufficient to meet the quality requirements of almost all European countries.

NECTO is the brand of FERODO’s Spanish factory. With the strength of FERODO’s brake pads as the number one brand in the world, NECTO’s quality and market performance are not bad.

The British EBC company was established in 1978 and belongs to the British Freeman Automotive Group. At present, it has 3 factories in the world, and its product sales network covers every corner of the world, with an annual turnover of more than 100 million US dollars. EBC brake pads are all imported and are the first in the world in terms of specifications and models, and are widely used in many fields such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, mountain bikes, railroad rolling stock and industrial brakes.


NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association), founded in 1928 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is the world’s largest manufacturer, supplier and distributor of auto parts, including auto parts, automotive testing and repair equipment, tools, maintenance products and other auto-related supplies. It distributes more than 200,000 kinds of auto parts products in Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea and other models in chain form worldwide has set up 72 distribution centers in the United States alone.


HAWK, a U.S. company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. is engaged in the production and research of friction materials and friction material products. The company employs 930 people and has 12 production and development sites and sales locations in seven countries. …


AIMCO is a brand of the Affinia Group, which was founded on December 1, 2004, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Although it is a new company, the group brings together many of the brightest brands in the automotive parts industry. These include: WIX® filters, Raybestos® brand brakes, Brake Pro®, Raybestos® chassis components, AIMCO®, and WAGNER®.


Wagner was founded in 1922 and is now part of Federal Mogul, a world leading brake pad specialist that specialized in brake pad components (including steel backs and other related equipment) until 1982. Wagner’s products were mainly supplied by OEMs with over 75 companies including Volvo, NAPCO (Airport Engineering Coordinating Agency), Mack Truck, International Harvester Co.



Product coding rules of major companies







Drum Piece: GSXXXXXX




Drum Piece: FSBXXX



DISC: 20xxx-26xxx




Disc: LPXXXX (three or four pure Arabic numerals)

DRUM PLATE: LSXXXX (three or four Arabic numerals)



XX The first four digits are usually numbers within 2000, in order to differentiate from drums.

Drum sheet: XXXX.XX The first four digits are generally numbers after 4000, in order to distinguish from the disc.


Japanese MK:


Drum sheet: KXXXX




Drum Piece MFRXXX


Sangsin NO:

Disc Piece:SPXXXX

Drum sheet:SAXXX

Post time: Jan-22-2022